Former U.S. Attorney General Ashcroft Hosts Students

Regent University students benefit immensely from building relationships with their professors. A recent event illustrates why Regent is so special in this way. On February 3, 2016, former U.S. Attorney General and Robertson School of Government (RSG) Distinguished Professor John Ashcroft and his wife, Janet, hosted a barbeque dinner at their residence for students and faculty.

“It was a unique pleasure to join the Ashcrofts in their residence to partake in food and fun,” said Jacob Stephens, '17, (RSG). It is a great time for School of Government students to unwind and get to know each other better in the midst of a busy semester.

General Ashcroft, who has taught at Regent during the last dozen years and RSG Dean, Dr. Eric Patterson served barbecue and dessert to faculty and students alike. The evening included current events related activities as well as a time for governmental and political discussion. The General offered valuable insight to the students based on his time as governor, U.S. Senator and U.S. Attorney General. The night concluded with numerous songs including Regent’s official school hymn, “Regent, Host of Faith and Learning” (written by General Ashcroft).

General Ashcroft teaches a national legal policy class as well as a class titled Civil Liberties, Human Rights, and National Security. Beyond his time in the classroom, he has annually hosted up to 10 such events which, like the government dinner, allow him more time with students.

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